Lakewood Elementary is a unique blend of tradition and innovation. This combination helps us to achieve our school’s mission: “To prepare Lakewood Elementary students to become self-motivated problem solvers through the setting and modeling of high standards in a socially diverse community.” In pursuing our mission, we add value to each student. As a Texas Education Agency Exemplary school, Lakewood’s influence and opportunities give children a solid basis for success in life.
The tradition began with the school’s inception in 1951. As a neighborhood school in a large urban school district, Lakewood continues to nurture a strong level of parent and community support and involvement. As the heart of the community, the school provides a foundation for our students’ outstanding academic success and achievements. This support is critical to our mission’s success as demonstrated through very active LECPTA (Early Childhood PTA), PTA, Site Based Decision Making Committee (SBDM) and Friends of Lakewood (Dad’s Club).
Traditionally, Lakewood students demonstrate their success in the neighborhood middle and high schools. Former students have held key student government positions, been active in choir, drama, debate, sports teams, and championship academic teams. They have consistently been in the top ten percent of their graduating class including many valedictorians and salutatorians.
Lakewood Elementary is the school where students, parents, teachers and the community want to be.
Lakewood is a Blue Ribbon School (2008)
The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. For more info go to www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/2008/index.html.
Faculty & Staff
- Average teaching experience is 16 years.
- 62 total staff members
- 42 certified professional staff members
- 3 teaching assistants (Special Education, Bilingual/ESL, Duty Free)
- 1 Full-time nurse
- 1 Full-time counselor
- 1 Full-time librarian
- 1 Full-time speech pathologist